Mideast Newsreel: Why Did Iran's Green Movement Fail and the Arab Spring Triumph?


Thursday, December 6, 2012, 5:00pm to 6:30pm


CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Ali BanuaziziAli Banuazizi is Professor of Political Science at Boston College and Director of the Program in Islamic Civilization and Societies. After receiving his PhD from Yale University in 1968, he taught at Yale and the University of Southern California before joining the Boston College Faculty in 1971. Since then, he has held visiting appointments at the University of Tehran, Princeton, Harvard, and Oxford University, and MIT. He served as the founding editor of the journal of Iranian Studies, from 1968 to 1982. He is a past President of the International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS) and the Middle East Studies Association (MESA).

Professor Banuazizi is the author of numerous articles on society, culture, and politics in Iran and the Middle East, and the coauthor (with A. Ashraf) of Tabaqat-e ijtima’i, dowlat va enqelab dar Iran [Social Classes, the State and Revolution in Iran] (1387/2008) and coeditor (with Myron Weiner) of three books on politics, religion and society in Southwest and Central Asia.

CMES Professor Roy Mottahedeh will chair a discussion with Professor Banuazizi.

Contact: Liz Flanagan

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